Another Fantasy with Nonso Anozie: The Actor is Back with 'Sweet Tooth'

Another Fantasy with Nonso Anozie: The Actor is Back with 'Sweet Tooth'

Nonso Anozie is back, guys! True to his appearances in the genre of fantasy, Nonso is returning with another fantasy TV series, ‘Sweet Tooth.’ 

So, let’s get to know about Nonso and the character he is playing in the new Sci-fi fantasy series.

Nonso Anozie in Sweet Tooth

The actor is playing the role of a wandering loner named Tommy Jepperd in the Netflix series, ‘Sweet Tooth.’

Executively produced by Robert Downey, Jr. and his wife, Susan Downey, ‘Sweet Tooth’ is a dystopian sci-fi fantasy that is based on the 2009 comic book by Jeff Lemire.

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‘Sweet Tooth’ surrounds a world that was changed by a deadly pandemic called “The Great Crumble” that clashed with the inexplicable emergence of hybrid babies born half human and half animal. Not sure if the hybrids are the cause of the virus, humans fear and hunt them.

Gus (played by Christian Convery) is a hybrid deer boy who has spent ten years of his life in a secluded forest with his father (played by Will Forte), hiding from the world. 

But when hunters show up at their house, Gus flees and befriends Nonso’s character, Tommy Jepperd. Tommy Jepperd gives the boy the nickname ‘Sweet Tooth’ after his reaction to being given a chocolate bar for the first time. 

Together, Jepperd and Gus embark on an adventure to what’s left of American while searching for answers that include Jepper’s past, Gus’ origins, and the “true meaning of home.”

Nonso Anozie's Bio 

Nonso Anozie was born on November 17, 1978, in London, England. He is of Nigerian Igbo descent. 

He went to Central School of Speech and Drama and graduated in 2002.

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It was the summer of the same year when he played the title role in ‘King Lear.’ He also took home the Ian Charleson Award in 2004 for his performance in ‘Othello.’

His Career

In 2009, Nonso appeared in the supporting cast for the BBC TV three-part drama, ‘Occupation.’ In 2011, the actor portrayed Artus, a Zomoran pirate and friend of Conan, in ‘Conan the Barbarian.’

2011 was the peak year for Nonso as he was cast as Xaro Xhoan Daxos in the HBO hit series, ‘Game of Thrones,’ and was cast as Jackson Burke in the survival film, ‘The Grey.’

In November 2014, Nonso joined the cast of the CBS summer drama, ‘Zoo,’ based on the novel by Michael Ledwidge and James Patterson. The series premiered on June 30, 2015.

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Nonso has also appeared as Samson in the History Channel’s miniseries, ‘The Bible’ (2013), as Sergeant Dap in the film, ‘Ender’s Game’ (2013), as Renfield on the NBC series, ‘Dracula’ (2013), and as the lead in ‘Cass’ (2008).

Nonso’s radio work includes the portrayal of Joe in the BBC Radio 4 Classic Serial production of Edna Ferber’s ‘Snow Boat,’ in 2011.


  • In 2006, Nonso was hired to voice for Iorek Byrnison in the film adaptation of ‘Northern Lights.’ However, he was replaced by Ian McKellen two months before the movie was set to be released.
  • You can find Nonso Anozie on Instagram under the username @nonso_anozie and on Twitter under the username @nonsoanozie
  • Nonso stands at a height of 6 feet 4 inches (1.98 meters).
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